San Jose State has locked in on one quarterback for the 2017 recruiting class - Kaymen Cureton of Los Angeles High School (Calif.). The Spartans were the first school to offer and have recruiting coordinator Donte Williams, offensive coordinator Al Borges and head coach Ron Caragher all recruiting him early.
The Spartans were the first school to offer him after his performance at one of the Spartans’ camp this summer.
“It was really emotional for me and my family was celebrating,” Cureton told Scout’s Brandon Huffman about his first offer. “Coach Borges said they loved me and they would be in touch and then Coach Caragher got in touch with me through my coach and he offered me.”
In July, Cureton took an unofficial visit to San Jose State and enjoyed his time on the campus.
“It was great, immediately the whole coaching staff knew me and some of the players knew me,” Cureton said to InsideTheSpartans. “As soon as I stepped on campus they knew my name and showed me around. I didn’t really get to see all of (the campus). I did like the field and they’re actually building a new locker room. I like the way it is looking so far, it looked pretty huge.”
At the conclusion of the visit, Borges confirmed to Cureton that he is the number one quarterback on SJSU’s recruiting board for 2017.
“After the visit to San Jose State, I talked with coach Borges, and he told me I’m their guy,” Cureton said. “I’m the only guy, basically, and they’re waiting on me to make my move.”
“I just talked to Notre Dame,” Cureton said. “Coach Elston, he told me basically to be patient and that they’re watching me.”
“I’ve been speaking with Hawaii heavily” Cureton added. “I’ve gotten written letters and I’ve been talking to coach Abe daily and different coaches, the quarterback coach as well. They told me they were going to wait and see, about game four they may be close to offering me.”
Cureton is just beginning his junior season, but he doesn’t plan to drag out his recruitment all the way until signing day of 2017. He said a commitment could come within a year, possibly even during his junior season.
“I’m not really a big numbers guy,” Cureton said. “I don’t need a lot of offers, I just want quality offers from schools that want me. If I get a couple and I feel like I got a couple choices and talk to the coaches to see what they have, it’ll probably be before my senior season honestly, or maybe even during my junior season.”